Giant Interactive

Riot Games Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Riot Games Celebrates 10th Anniversary Riot Games, famed developer of the hit MOBA League of Legends, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month and also the full acquisition of the studio by China's largest (and most valuable) Internet company, Tencent. Check out the full overview in the LA Times, including quotes from Niko's Lisa Hanson and [...]

2017-01-15T14:38:55-08:00September 18th, 2016|Categories: Alibaba, Garena, Giant Interactive, Singapore, Southeast Asia, Tencent|

eSports on the Rise

eSports on the Rise Asian gamers love their competitive gaming tournaments, and the eSports industry is growing worldwide. According to IHS Technology, around 2.4 billion hours of eSports videos were watched last year alone (nearly double the amount watched in 2012). eSports are increasing popular in China and Southeast Asia, especially for games like DOTA and [...]

2014-06-05T10:32:50-07:00June 5th, 2014|Categories: China, Giant Interactive|

Niko News Roundup: Perfect World Purchases Shares of Shanda Games

Perfect World Purchases Shares of Shanda In a trend-setting move for the Chinese online games industry, Perfect World announced it will purchase more than 30 million shares of Shanda Games for $100 million in cash, and will join an acquisition alliance in a consortium with Primavera Capital (Cayman) Fund. The alliance proposed acquisition of Shanda to [...]

2014-04-25T06:35:41-07:00April 25th, 2014|Categories: China, Consoles, Giant Interactive, Perfect World, Shanda|

Niko News Roundup: Giant Interactive Going Private

The Flappy Bird Saga The Flappy Bird saga has been all over the game industry the past few weeks - from the game's surprising origins (created by a single developer, Dong Nguyen, in Vietnam) to its meteoric/questionable rise in the app stores, and now the controversial deletion of the game permanently by Nguyen. Forbes has a [...]

2014-02-14T12:40:57-08:00February 14th, 2014|Categories: Giant Interactive, Mobile Game Industry, Southeast Asia, Vietnam|
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